Don Cornelius Found Dead

Don Cornelius, the creator of television’s Soul Train, was found dead Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said. Police discovered his body around 4 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head, which they believe was self-inflicted. He was 75. Cornelius hosted Soul Train from when it debuted in 1971 until 1993; the show ceased running in 2006. During Cornelius’s divorce proceedings in 2009, he told a judge he was suffering from significant health issues and wanted to “finalize this divorce before I die.”